DDOT Selects Streetcars for K Street From Union Station to Georgetown


 

 

After studies and surveys, the District
Department of Transportation has opted
for a streetcar “premium transit” option
at a cost of almost $350 million to build.
Approval processes would take at least two
years before construction begins. The line
would go would go from Union Station to
Wisconsin Avenue and K Street.

Here’s more from a DDOT letter:
“The District Department of Transportation
(DDOT) announced the completion of the
Union Station to Georgetown Premium Transit
Alternative Analysis (AA) Study, a comprehensive
analysis of alternatives to provide high quality
transit in this important east-west corridor.
This study was funded through a Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) grant.

The completion of this study marks an
important step in DDOT’s commitment to provide
more and improved transportation choices
in the District of Columbia. In this study DDOT
partnered with FTA and explored several options
to provide premium transit service between
Union Station and Georgetown while analyzing
the needs of the corridor.

DDOT conducted an active public and stakeholder
engagement process and held several
public, stakeholder and agency meetings to
gather input from the public as it studied several
alternatives. Alternative 1, which consists
of a streetcar system running primarily along
K Street, NW, New Jersey Avenue, NW, and H
Street, was ultimately selected as DDOT’s recommended
alternative.

With the completion of this study, DDOT
will now proceed to the environmental review
and approval process, which will be followed by
design and construction.

The report is available on project website:
www.unionstationtogeorgetown.com.”

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